AKTIONSART ( http://www.aktionsart.org ) is pleased to announce the launch of Feature - a monthly exhibition series curated by Julia Fryett showcasing contemporary artists working in film, video and new media. Feature introduces a range of emerging and established artists, keeping with AKTIONSART’s mission to employ digital distribution strategies to exhibit the work of extraordinary talent in an accessible and innovative context. This collaborative public program is viewable online, on outdoor screen reminiscent of drive-in theaters, and straight to televisions via the premium streaming service MUBI.
Feature is presented both on an online cinema, MUBI Garage ( http://mubi.com/garage ), and Big Screen Project http://www.bigscreenproject.org , an outdoor cinema in midtown Manhattan. A sequence of artist interviews and educational materials will also be released in MUBI Garage Production Notes.
The first program, Feature I, presents work by artists Burt Barr, Sue de Beer, Jeremy Blake, Rainer Judd, Jillian Mayer, Michael Lee Nirenberg and Carlo Zanni.
On view are the online global premieres of Sprinkler (2010) and Dolly Shot Twice (2000) by Burt Barr; Untitled (Claire Buckingham) (2010) by Sue de Beer; Winchester Redux (2004) by Jeremy Blake; A Little Wonder (2010) by Rainer Judd; and Divorcees (2010), by Michael Lee Nirenberg.
Feature launches Friday, November 12th, 2010 on MUBI and will rotate on an ongoing basis on Big Screen Project. The first week of screening times for Big Screen Project are Wednesday, 11/17, 11:30 AM; Friday, 11/19, 9:00 AM; and Saturday, 11/20, 9:30 PM. For the most current schedule of screenings, visit the Big Screen Project calendar.
MUBI - http://www.mubi.com
MUBI is an online destination to watch, discover, and discuss independent, international, and classic cinema. At its core, MUBI is an online movie theater that makes great films from around the world easily accessible through high quality video streaming. MUBI recently launched a PlayStation Application in over 18 countries that allows anyone with a PS3 to watch MUBI films directly on their TV. MUBI Garage is a laboratory, a factory, a series of arguments and discussions and actions towards a new direction in independent filmmaking. The Garage is a call for manifestos in the form of the moving image.
THE BIG SCREEN PROJECT - http://www.bigscreenproject.org
The Big Screen Project’s outdoor digital arts and culture wall is a 30 ft. x 16.5 ft. HD screen located in a public plaza behind at 6th Avenue between 29th and 30th Street in New York City. The content shown is eclectic ranging from the best in the arts, cinema, and new media to sports and video gaming. The vision is to expose the general public to fresh cultural content and to raise awareness, entertain, and inspire. The screen shows a diverse schedule of daily programming organized into conceptual blocks.
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